2019 Yorke and Mid North Regional Forum

Our Annual Yorke and Mid North Regional Forum was held on Friday 22nd March in Kadina to discuss the role of initiators and innovators within the Yorke and Mid North.

Facilitated by the Yorke and Mid North Regional Alliance, the meeting is a time where the organisation’s stakeholders meet together to exchange ideas on the progress of the region and discuss issues they believe are important.

The Chair of Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, Bill Vandepeer explains that this year they focused on innovation and entrepreneurship and how they contribute to the regions.

“What is important for a vibrant community, if you want your footy clubs full, your main streets busy, you need lots of different aspects for your economy,” Mr Vandepeer said.

Read the wrap-up media release here


Keynote Speakers:
Jim Whalley, Chief Entrepreneur of South Australia – Presentation
Scott Boocock, Founder and CEO of Hegs Australia – Presentation
Moira Coffey, Uni Hub Spencer Gulf – “The Uni Hub Spencer Gulf: A New Opportunity for Tertiary Education
Lyndsey Jackson, Electronic Frontiers Australia – “Empowered Communities – People, Technology and Community”
Laki Kondylas, Flinders University – “Growing Innovation in Regional South Australia 
Michelle Verco, Mace Engineering – “Turning Crappy Campers into Happy Campers
Craig Nixon, Department for Environment and Water – “Remarkable Flinders: Unlocking the Tourism Potential of Southern Flinders Ranges
Max Barr and Grace Hodder, Department for Environment and Water – “Great Southern Ark: Boosting the Economy of Southern Yorke Peninsula